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Activate or deactivate use of phone lock code

The phone lock code protects the contents of your mobile phone from unauthorised use. If use of phone lock code is activated, it needs to be keyed in when you turn on your mobile phone or when it has been in standby mode.

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Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.

Step 2 of 25

Press Lock screen and security.

Step 3 of 25

Press Screen lock type.

Samsung Galaxy S7
Step 4 of 25

You can create several types of phone lock codes. The steps below describe three examples:
Create phone lock code using a pattern, go to 2a.
Create phone lock code using a PIN, go to 2b.
Create phone lock code using your fingerprint, go to 2c.

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Press Pattern.

Step 6 of 25

Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.

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Press CONTINUE.
Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.

Step 8 of 25

Press CONFIRM.

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Press the required setting.

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Press DONE.

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To add a fingerprint:
Press SET UP.
Follow the instructions on the display to add a fingerprint.

Step 12 of 25

To continue without adding a fingerprint:
Press LATER.

Step 13 of 25

Press PIN.

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Key in the required phone lock code and press CONTINUE.

Step 15 of 25

Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.

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Press the required setting.

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Press DONE.

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To add a fingerprint:
Press SET UP.
Follow the instructions on the display to add a fingerprint.

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To continue without adding a fingerprint:
Press LATER.

Step 20 of 25

Press Fingerprints.

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Press the required phone lock code.
Follow the instructions on the display to create the required phone lock code.
Follow the instructions on the display to add a fingerprint.

Step 22 of 25

Press the required setting.

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Press DONE.

Step 24 of 25

Press None.

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Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

1. Find " Screen lock type"

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.
Press Lock screen and security.
Press Screen lock type.

2. Select option

You can create several types of phone lock codes. The steps below describe three examples:
Create phone lock code using a pattern, go to 2a.
Create phone lock code using a PIN, go to 2b.
Create phone lock code using your fingerprint, go to 2c.
Samsung Galaxy S7

3. 2a - Create phone lock code using a pattern

Press Pattern.
Press and drag a point to connect at least four points.
Press CONTINUE.
Repeat the selected phone lock code to confirm.
Press CONFIRM.
Press the required setting.
Press DONE.
To add a fingerprint:
Press SET UP.
Follow the instructions on the display to add a fingerprint.
To continue without adding a fingerprint:
Press LATER.

4. 2b - Create phone lock code using a PIN

Press PIN.
Key in the required phone lock code and press CONTINUE.
Key in the phone lock code again and press OK.
Press the required setting.
Press DONE.
To add a fingerprint:
Press SET UP.
Follow the instructions on the display to add a fingerprint.
To continue without adding a fingerprint:
Press LATER.

5. 2c - Create phone lock code using your fingerprint

Press Fingerprints.
Press the required phone lock code.
Follow the instructions on the display to create the required phone lock code.
Follow the instructions on the display to add a fingerprint.
Press the required setting.
Press DONE.

6. Deactivate use of phone lock code

Press None.

7. Return to the Home screen

Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.